Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Former Nigerian minister 'stole $6bn of public money'

During his visit to the US, Mr Buhari said he had asked the US to help recover $150bn "stolen in the past decade and held in foreign bank accounts"- BBC (Photo: Facebook)

A former Nigerian minister stole $6billion dollars of public money a state Governor has alleged.

 According to BBC, Adams Oshiomhole said US officials informed President Muhammadu Buhari of the alleged theft during his visit to Washington last month.

Mr Oshiomhole, who accompanied Mr Buhari to Washington, did not name the minister who allegedly stole the money.

US officials described the theft during the PDP's rule as "earth-quaking", Mr Oshiomhole, the Edo State governor, told journalists in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

President Muhammad Buhari, a former military ruler, was invited to Washington shortly after becoming the first opposition candidate to win a national election in March.

However,the PDP said Mr Buhari's visit to Washington was a failure, in particular for failing to obtain "any sort of tangible gain for the fight against terrorism".

President Buhari has asked the US and other Western countries to help him recover stolen funds.

Source: BBC , Link: http://bbc.in/1I7wL1C

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